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ARCHAEOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WEIGHT
Authority
Mint
Denomination
1/2 Libra = 1/2 Litra , 1/2 Mina
Material
Lead
Manufacture
Cast
Shape
Square
Length
8.70 cm
Width
8.70 cm
Height
- cm
Metrology
Mass (g) Mass (grain) Date of measurement Reference fragmented cleaned reference weight
264.00 - - Auction Gorny & Mosch 2021 No No Yes
Iconography
Symbol Technique Direction Position Number Synecdoche
Cantharus Incised
Cornucopia -------- Incuse
Star Incised Two
Krater Incised
Cornucopia Relief UP
Wreath: garland pattern Relief
Wear
Corrosion
Handle
No
Suspension hole
No
Recarved mould
No
Recarved weight
No
Intentionally destroyed
No
Archaeological description
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2021: Griechisch - Römisch. Bleigewicht. Hemilitron Hellenistisch(?), 2. - 1. Jh. v. Chr. Seitenlänge ca. 8,7cm. (264)g. Quadratisches Handelsgewicht mit negativem Relief. Links ein großes Füllhorn, in der Mitte Kantharos oder Krater auf einem Podest, rechts oben u. links unten je ein vierstrahliger Stern, unten Gewichtsangabe HMI (halb). Rs. incuses Füllhorn. Selten in dieser Machart! Ex Sammlung Peter Weiß, Kiel, erworben zwischen 1967 und 2015. Condition: ss.
Autopsy
No
INSCRIPTION
Language Technique Legend type
Greek Incised Denomination
Fac simile

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Edition
Ἡμι(μναῖον) or Ἡμί(λιτρον)?
Monogram
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXT
Findspot (region)
Findspot (site)
context
CIRCUMSTANCES OF ACQUISITION
Region
City
Date of first acquisition
Dec. 31, 2015
circumstances
Antiquities trade. Auction Gorny & Mosch 2021: Ex Sammlung Peter Weiß, Kiel, erworben zwischen 1967 und 2015.
DATING OF THE WEIGHT
Curatorial Section
GREEK , ROMAN
Time frame
FROM -300 TO -1
Comments on Chronology
COLLECTION HISTORY
Collection
Name Date of acquisition Inventory number
Weiß Collection Dec. 31, 2015 None
Antiquities Trade April 21, 2021 None
Bibliography
Reference Page/Column Reference (number) Plate / Figure Comment
Auction Gorny & Mosch 2021b 108 3888 fig. 3888 None
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